Jar candle holder

With my advent candles made, and £25 raised for Mind in the process, it was time to create something to hold an advent candle for 24 days. My local charity shops didn’t have anything suitable and I wanted something more attractive than an old wine bottle but equally affordable.

Using this and this great pinterest page I went for a filled and decorated jar. Filled with rice and decorated simply with things I could find in my crafty boxes.

Here is a purple ribboned version suitable for an adventy theme, but it didn’t match the candle very well:

Purple holder square

And here is version 2, better colours but not overly Christmassy and not permanently fixed in place in case of rearrangements.

red jar candle holder

My evaluative improvements for this project would be

  • a smaller jar
  • glass beads or more attractive or painted dried food inside
  • sparkly bits!

I do love the simplicity of the flowers and the fully recyclable nature of the candle holder though. A success!